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Shout Outs

Welcome to the Eastern Illinois University Shout Out Page. The Staff Senate has established this page to foster the morale of EIU employees and cultivate a positive campus atmosphere. Shout Outs serve as public expressions of gratitude and recognition, allowing us to acknowledge the exceptional efforts of individuals, departments, and others on a daily basis.

We encourage you to utilize the Shout Out submission form to appreciate and commend your colleagues. To create a Shout Out, simply click on the 'Make a Shout Out' tab and log in. Once your Shout Out is submitted, a moderator will review it and proudly display your submission on the Shout Out page.

The Staff Senate at Eastern Illinois University is currently rewarding eligible employees who receive a Shout Out with a $10 EIU Food Court gift card.

Eligible EIU employees who received a $10 EIU Food Court gift card with a Shout Out must redeem those cards by the expiration date of May 31, 2024. The reward cycle will restart on July 1, 2024, with new cards for FY25. Thank you.

This page is dedicated to the memory of UPD Officer Harold Harris.

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Korey Zike got a shoutout! May 22, 2024

Would like to thank Korey Zike for being a great supervisor. Korey is always level headed and even keeled. He's always willing to help out when needed and keeps things professional. Always great to work with someone who has our backs. Thanks for all that you do for EIU/Facilities.

Amie Calvert got a shoutout! May 21, 2024

Would like to thank Amie Calvert for overseeing HR the last several weeks. The guidance and support that she is providing the department and campus, in addition to performing her own duties, is appreciated.

Alexandria Thomas got a shoutout from Brad Bennington! May 21, 2024

Alex was our HR lead for our most recent hiring. Alex was phenomenal to work with and did a fantastic job. I truly appreciate the investment and contributions Alex made to this effort, especially the flexibility and responsiveness. Thanks!

Eileen Trimble got a shoutout! May 17, 2024

I want to take a moment to thank Eileen for always being there for the BSW's, taking our calls, keeping our paperwork strait, entering our leave time in the books for us and being genuinely kind. The facilities BSW's truly appreciate all that you do for us every day.

Paula Coartney got a shoutout from Donald Holly! May 17, 2024

Upon hearing that a prospective student intended to forego college because they could not afford it, Paula quickly pivoted from what she was working on to give this student's situation her full attention. An hour later the student returned to my office, elated, to tell me that attending EIU wasn't going to cost her anything. Thank you Paula

Paula Coartney got a shoutout from Mallorie Fonseca! May 16, 2024

Thank you for supporting our special circumstances and study abroad students. I can't count how many times this week alone you worked some Financial Aid Magic (FAM!). Thank you for all that you do!

Jess Wright got a shoutout! May 16, 2024

Jess is always willing to quickly jump and look into a problem to find a quick solution whenever I need assistance. This week he went the extra mile and did a lot of prep work to help make an important update/upgrade go so much smoother.

Angela Helmuth got a shoutout from Julia Awalt! May 15, 2024

Shout out to Angie Helmuth for her implementation of the new TMA system!

Dominic Baima got a shoutout from R.J. Vanderwerf! May 14, 2024

Thank you for always being on top of the incoming emails we monitor. Your efforts are appreciated. #speedy

Eileen Trimble got a shoutout from William Burnside! May 14, 2024

Thank you for all the help trying to make this TMA work

April Marchuk got a shoutout from Mindy Spencer! May 13, 2024

You had a monumental task in front of you scheduling SOOO many interviews for our feasibility study--plus all of the other logistics that went into making this work successful. Thank you so much for managing such a large project!

Nicholas Fonseca got a shoutout! May 13, 2024

Nick always happily and helpfully answers inquiries and emails. He handles a lot of moving parts in his position as a space administrator. We are lucky to have you, Nick! Thank you for all you do!

Lindsay Partlow got a shoutout! May 9, 2024

Lindsay wears so many hats at EIU and wears them well! She always has a positive attitude and gives all her work 100%.

Kimberly Brookins got a shoutout from Diane Highland! May 8, 2024

Thank you, Kim, for finding all the extra ways to polish and shine up our spaces! I appreciate your hard work and your eye toward keeping the library tidy and well cared for. Thank you!

Kevin McKee got a shoutout from Diane Highland! May 8, 2024

Thank you, Kevin, for always cleaning up our big and little messes, and for helping me keep library spaces in order and in good condition. I see how hard you work, and I'm so grateful for your help every day.

Nathan Brown got a shoutout from Diane Highland! May 8, 2024

Sincere thanks to Nate and the moving crew for cooperation, service with a smile, and always going above and beyond! You make my job easier nearly every day. Thank you!

D.J. Fox got a shoutout from Diane Highland! May 8, 2024

Special thanks to DJ Fox and the Campus Scheduling office for sharing resources to make a library event successful! I appreciate your collaborative spirit, and am grateful for your assistance. Thanks!

Mary Sam Laingen got a shoutout from Julie Dietz! May 7, 2024

Shout out to two of the most amazing, wonderful academic advisors on the planet! Thanks for all you do to help our students find the right path for them, even when they don't quite want to see it. And as a Panther Parent, I can't tell you how much it means to me to know my kid/young adult is in such good hands.

Amber May got a shoutout from Karen Drage! May 6, 2024

The School of Business and Technology graduation was awesome thanks to Amber's organizational and leadership skills. Thank you to the staff and team of volunteers that made this event a huge success.

Nathan Brown got a shoutout from Amanda Repp! May 3, 2024

This message is from all of HR...We appreciate all Nate has contributed to help out HR. Thank you Nate!

Vicki Daniell got a shoutout from Amanda Repp! May 3, 2024

This message is from all of HR...We appreciate all Vicki has contributed to assist HR. Thank you Vicki!   

Carrie Hite got a shoutout from Amanda Repp! May 3, 2024

This message is from all of HR...We appreciate all Carrie has contributed to assist HR. Thank you, Carrie!

Austin Hill got a shoutout from Jessica Hills! Apr 30, 2024

Thank you so much for all of your help with me getting my Statement of Economic Interest filed. You not only stayed late on the phone with me, walking me through the website and tabs, but also cleared up the glitch with me being in their system twice, due to my name change and then going the extra mile to note the misspelling of my new name to the Secretary of State's system. You took a huge relief off of me! Thank you for all that you do and continue to do for us! EIU is lucky to have you!

got a shoutout! Apr 30, 2024

A HUGE shout out to our Financial Aid and ITS teams (and everyone else involved) in navigating the new financial aid/FAFSA landscape. The process was certainly not seamless, but each of you were committed to putting EIU students and families first up to and through the packaging process this year. A huge round of applause and endless appreciation for all of your critical efforts!

Amanda Repp got a shoutout from Bonita Flynn! Apr 26, 2024

BIG Thank you for a the information you provided. I appreciate you taking the time to talk to me and explain things in detail. I called for one thing and learned so much more to help me.

Jeane Breiland got a shoutout from Jacqueline Rainey! Apr 26, 2024

Shoutout to Jeane Breiland for helping the School of Extended Learning during the Academic Challenge Competition (before, during, and after)! She worked behind the scenes a lot, but also greeted people, worked the registration table, and willingly assisted wherever needed. It was a tremendous help and very much appreciated! Thank you!

Haylee Brickey got a shoutout from Jacqueline Rainey! Apr 26, 2024

Shoutout to Haylee Brickey for helping the School of Extended Learning at the Academic Challenge Competition! She greeted people, worked the registration table, passed out awards, and generally assisted wherever needed. It was a tremendous help and very much appreciated! Thank you!

Catherine Polydore got a shoutout from Jacqueline Rainey! Apr 26, 2024

Shoutout to Dr. Catherine L. Polydore and her students for being willing to help the School of Extended Learning as we prepared and hosted the Academic Challenge Competition for hundreds of high school students earlier this month! It was very much appreciated! Thank you!

Michelle Rhine got a shoutout from Jacqueline Rainey! Apr 26, 2024

Shoutout to Michelle for being so willing to help the School of Extended Learning as we prepared and hosted the Academic Challenge Competition for hundreds of high school students earlier this month! She was willing to help during this time, and it was very much appreciated! Thank you!

Jeffrey Browning got a shoutout from Jennifer Reed! Apr 26, 2024

The campus looks beautiful! Enjoying the varieties of flowers, shrubs, and plants! Thanks to you and all of the grounds crew for your hard work and dedication to the campus grounds!

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